Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain.


On June third, 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain. And one yr later, June 3, 1540, he crossed the Appalachian Mountains. He was the primary European to take action.

On June 3, 1781, Jack Jouett rode to warn Thomas Jefferson of British assault.

June third can be thought of the “birthday” of the U.S. Military. (It was established by Congress on June third, 1784.)

As we speak’s characteristic article is a assessment by SurvivalBlog Subject Gear Editor Tom Christianson.

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